Jul 8th, 2007 by Inside Hoops
The Miami Heat announced today that they have added Orien Greene to their 2007 Summer League roster and have released guards Vincent Grier, Dontell Jefferson, Dewarick Spencer and Levi Stukes and forward Ekene Ibekwe.
InsideHoops.com has not heard buzz suggesting that any of the five released players are in demand right now for NBA job openings.
Over the course of his two-year NBA career, Greene has appeared in 121 games (five starts) for the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers and has averaged 2.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 12.3 minutes per game.
Greene (6-4, 208-pounds) appeared in 41 games for the Indiana Pacers during the 2006-07 season after signing as a free agent and averaged 1.5 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 6.2 minutes per game. He was originally drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 53rd overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. Greene appeared in 80 games (five starts) for Boston during his rookie season and averaged 3.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 15.4 minutes. Greene finished the 2005-06 season third on the Celtics in steals (77) and fourth in assists (129).
The HEAT will begin play in the Pepsi Pro Summer League at the RDV Sportsplex in Maitland, FL against Charlotte tomorrow in the second game of a tripleheader. The start time is estimated as 5:00 p.m.